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Jacobs Programme/Project Controls Manager in Wokingham, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Programme/Project Controls Manager to lead the management and optimisation of Cost Reporting & Forecasting, Schedule Management and Change Control in collaboration with our client and our internal project management team.

You will provide support to multiple cross-functional teams, driving the execution and management of effective project controls measures that relate to scope, time, cost and quality. Reporting into the PMO Director, the postholder will ensure that all works and outputs are delivered consistently and in line with both contractual and business requirements.

The role will play a vital part in enabling that all deliverables and tasks within the portfolio of work remain within their approved time and cost envelope, ensuring that the programme remains aligned to the clients’ strategy and affordability.

The successful candidate will be supporting the Project Director and the delivery team and foster strong relationships to openly providing performance insights, promoting a consistent and comprehensive sets of measures which capture progress, successes and areas of focus against core deliverables. This will involve motivating and co-ordinating the team with tactical and strategic support to achieve objectives and tangible outcomes.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the integration of all functions of cost, change, risk and program management, both internally and externally

  • Identify and manage trends, issues, risks and change and follow the processes to manage them.

  • Influence a range of senior internal and external stakeholders, managing critical relationships to ensure all parties are informed and aligned on delivery requirements and expectations.

  • Support Programme delivery teams and Project Director in developing and managing high quality monthly reporting in a consistent standard.

  • Work with the Centralised PMO to direct, define and lead the development and continuous improvement of framework processes and delivery outputs in accordance with the contractual requirements.

  • Ensure performance by leading the definition and implementation of a vast scope of works, managing multidisciplinary teams and working to strict timescales to ensure delivery standards and outputs meet client expectations.

  • Review and analyse project schedules and direct the development and management of regular status and progress updates to internal and external senior leaders on key programme deliverables.

  • Take a leadership role by task managing a small Project Controls team that delivers PMO excellence across all disciplines.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Strong leadership skills, experienced in leading teams and advising senior colleagues to enable delivery of our business goals.

  • Established expert and advanced project controls professional with a track record of delivering projects to time and cost quality standards across all stages of a project lifecycle.

  • Proven track record of implementing effective schedule management and change control processes.

  • Good understanding of NEC contracts.

  • Demonstrable skills to exert influence, with the ability to challenge and drive momentum across all levels.

  • Strong knowledge of best practice policies, processes and procedures required to execute a strong, effective management framework.

  • Demonstrable experience in the use of KPI's to measure delivery quality and productivity.Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with well-developed presentation style and experience of senior level presentations.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business, and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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